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What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a FDA-approved injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist (GLP-1) that is administered once weekly to help with long-term weight management. GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins are sent out by your body after you have eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar. 

Incretin also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The results of these actions cause you to feel full - lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. 

What is Levocarnitine?

Levocarnitine, also known as L-Carnitine, is an essential amino acid derivative that promotes fat oxidation and weight loss. L-Carnitine is present in the body's skeletal muscles, heart, and brain that plays an important role in converting body fat into energy. L-Carnitine not only helps the body burn fuel as efficiently and effectively as possible, but it also improves endurance by inhibiting the build-up of lactic acid, which is one of the primary causes of fatigue. Studies show that patients whos use L-Carnitine for weight loss typically see a reduction in body fat, an increase in muscle mass, and improvement in stamina and strength, and decreased fatigue. 

Who is a candidate?

Medical weight loss with Semaglutide with L-Carnitine offers adults who are experiencing obesity or who are overweight a beneficial FDA-approved treatment option for chronic weight management. 

Who is a Not a candidate?

Semaglutide is not appropriate for:

- Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma. 

- Patients with a rare condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). 

- Patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to Semaglutide or Levocarnitine or its 


- Patients who have experienced inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), gallbladder problems

  (including gallstones), symptoms of pancreatitis or gallstones, low blood sugar, acute kidney

  injury, diabetic retinopathy, increased heart rate, and suicidal behavior or thinking. 

What to Expect During the Consultation?

Our medical provider will discuss your concerns, medical history, and lifestyle during your consultation.  Our clinic does require labs to be drawn to ensure you are in good health prior to beginning the treatment.  This will help determine if you are a candidate for Semaglutide with L-Carnitine. 

Our experienced providers at Total Skin would love to meet you. Please call 701-757-3376 (DERM) 

for a complimentary ethic consultation for more information!

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